a form of verse adapted to the treatment of heroic or exalted themes: in classical poetry, dactylic hexameter; in English and German, iambic pentameter; and in French, the Alexandrine. An example of heroic verse is Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring / Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing!
Words nearby heroic verse
Origin of heroic verse
First recorded in 1610–20
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British Dictionary definitions for heroic verse
prosody a type of verse suitable for epic or heroic subjects, such as the classical hexameter, the French Alexandrine, or the English iambic pentameter
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